Guajillo Pepper 10 Seeds


Guajillo Chile Seeds

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Guajillo-(Capsicum annuum)-The Guajillo chile is one of the most popular chiles grown in Mexico. Commercially only the Poblano or Ancho is more popular and the Jalapeno is grown more in volume. They are grown mostly in North Central Mexico. They are rated between 2,000 to 5,000 Scoville units of heat. So they are considered mild. The Guajillo chiles are 3 to 5 inches in length and just over an inch wide. They are used dried as whole pods, crushed, powdered and made as a seasoning paste. Some of the traditional Mexican dishes that use Guajillo are salsas, Mole sauces, meat marinades and Carne Adobada. They have savory but slightly fruity tones!
Some people have incorrect information about Guajillo. They say that Guajillo is the dried Mirasol chile. Mirasol is a chile that grows with the pepper pointing up. It is also far smaller. However the confusion comes from another Chile named Mirasol from the Chihuahua region of Mexico. There is also a chile there named Mirasol that is similar in color and appearance. It grows pointing down like Guajillo but is much smaller in size. So maybe to the people in that region it is also called Guajillo when dried. After speaking with researchers in New Mexico and Arizona that is the ony conclusion I can come to! The Guajillo Chile plants are very productive and grow to about 30 inches tall.